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Flood Warning

Statement as of 8:38 PM CDT on May 28, 2015

Expires 6:00 AM EDT on June 03, 2015


The Flood Warning continues for
the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff.
* Until late Tuesday night... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 8:00 PM Thursday the stage was 43.4 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 42.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 44.3 feet by
Saturday morning. Flows are over 270,000 cfs and
expected to remain high into next week. Additional rainfall is in the
forecast for this weekend. Please monitor latest forecasts for any updates.
* Impacts at 42.0 feet... regional park flooded with The Gate at regional
park Road closed. This will prevent access to the agfc Delta rivers
nature center and Harbor Oaks public Golf course. Some damage in The Lowlands
inside the levees in Pine Bluff.
* Impacts at 43.0 feet... island Harbour estates Road is impassible, access
by boat only to island Harbour homes.
* Impacts at 44.0 feet... trulock residential addition upstream of U.S.
Highway 79 business bridge is affected.
* This flood crest is just over 1 foot higher than the flood crest of 43.15 feet
which occurred a few weeks ago and compares closesly to a flood crest of
44.0 feet that occurred in October of 1986.



             Fld observed forecast 7 am
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun Mon Tue

Arkansas River
Pine Bluff 42 43.4 Thu 08 PM 43.8 44.3 43.9 42.8 41.6




Lat... Lon 3397 9146 3409 9173 3430 9213 3434 9199
3420 9168 3408 9139






Record Report

Statement as of 9:00 AM CDT on May 28, 2015


... Record monthly... Spring... and all-time monthly rainfall set at
Mena and Big Fork...

At Mena in Polk County... 19.74 inches of rain has fallen this may.
This has been the wettest may since 1990... and is the wettest may on
record. The previous wettest may was in 1990... with 18.08 inches.

May 2015 has also been the wettest month in 100 years /since August
of 1915/... and is now the wettest month ever recorded. The wettest
months at Mena are listed below...

1. May 2015 - 19.74 inches
2. Aug 1915 - 18.81 inches
3. May 1990 - 18.08 inches
4. Mar 1945 - 18.01 inches
5. Oct 1984 - 16.69 inches

For this Spring... /which is considered from March 1st-may 31st/...
34.63 inches of rain has fallen... making it the wettest Spring since
1968... and the wettest ever recorded. The previous record was 31.70
inches in 1968.

Records for Mena began in 1887.

At Big Fork 1 SSE in Polk County... 21.32 inches of rain has fallen
this may. This has been the wettest may since 1946... and is the
wettest may on record. The previous wettest may was in 1946... with
15.90 inches.

May 2015 has also been the wettest month since March of 1945... and
is now the wettest month ever recorded. The wettest months at Big
Fork are listed below...

1. May 2015 - 21.32 inches
2. Mar 1945 - 21.07 inches
3. Dec 1982 - 17.25 inches
4. Nov 1996 - 17.09 inches
5. Sep 2009 - 16.26 inches

For this Spring... 37.46 inches of rain has fallen... making it the
wettest Spring since 1968... and the wettest ever recorded. The
previous record was 36.69 inches in 1968.

Records for Big Fork began in 1944.


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